(This is my first time writing screenplay XP)
WEST ROXBURY, MASSACHUSETTS - MORNING
It's a Monday. Cars driving up and down the long roads. A tall gray-ish apartment stands tall on a cloudy day.
INT. APARTMENT, DINING ROOM - MORNING
A TEENAGE BOY, 14 years old, Caucasian with brown hair—sits at the marble table, eating cereal for breakfast. He stares at his watch—his eyes quickly widens.
TEENAGE BOY(loudly): Oh shit! I'm gonna be late for school!
The teenager grabs his backpack from the floor—recklessly places his bowl in the sink—causing some milk to land on his blue shirt.
TEENAGE BOY(looking down): Oh come on!
He grabs his gray hoodie from the closet-grabs his keys from the brown cabinet, walks toward the door until—a floating starfish appears on the center of the door.
TEENAGE BOY(walks backward): What the hell?
The starfish slides up the door onto the wall until it phases through the ceiling.
TEENAGE BOY(slaps his forehead): Oh... I almost forgot to take my pills.
He went to his small room-walks toward his drawer and open it. He spots a orange pill bottle: ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATION, standing idly. He obtains the pill bottle-takes the cap off, places one pill in his hand, puts it in his mouth. He walk towards his door—open it and exits his apartment room.
CUT TO: DEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS
EXT. DEDHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL - MORNING
Other students are walking, entering the building. TEENAGER hangs his head low, not wanting attention from others.
INT. DEDHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL, CLASSROOM - MORNING
In math class, teenager sits in the back of the classroom, taking notes on perpendicular lines, while teacher gives a lecture. As the teen takes notes, a paper ball hits him at the side of his head.
TEENAGER(looks down at paper): Eh?
He picks up the paper, unravels it and sees writing on it. It says "APOLLO THE FREAK!" Apollo scans the room and sees two other teens snickering a storm.
Math teacher finishes his presentation, turns his body to face the class.
MATH TEACHER(clasps his hands): Okay class, any questions?
Math teacher notices Apollo facing away from him.
MATH TEACHER(raises his eyebrow): Apollo?
APOLLO(stares back at the teacher): Huh?
MATH TEACHER(straight-faced): Do you have any questions?
Apollo lowers his head a bit.
APOLLO: No sir.
Annoyed. Shakes his head, the math teacher resumes his class—hands out classwork to the students.
MATH TEACHER: Alright, now we will work on solving perpendiculars.
Apollo sighs as he rests his head on his desk.
EXT. DEDHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL, PLAYGROUND - AFTERNOON
Alone. Apollo reads his manga—My Hero Academia, next to the green pole of a swing set.
Some kids are hanging out each other—others are on their phones. Among the teenage population—A BLUE-HAIRED GIRL, 13 years old, tanned-skin, stares at the green jungle gym. She spots a blue centipede-like entity on it.
BLUE-HAIRED GIRL(V.O): There's the Astral Beast, so far it's not harming the inhabitants of the Physical Plane. (summons her pink cat phone out of thin air) I need to notify my tea—
The Astral Beast vanishes out of sight—the girl drops her phone as she panics.
BLUE-HAIRED GIRL(cont'd): E-Eh?! Where did it go?!
The Astral Beast runs across the floor. It went towards an unaware Apollo—enters his pants' pocket. Apollo closes his manga—gets off the ground, and head back into the school.
BLUE-HAIRED GIRL(cont'd): I need to find that thing before something awful happens!
INT. DEDHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL, HALLWAYS - AFTERNOON
Apollo walks in the hallways—he approaches his blue locker, opens it, and places his manga inside. As he closes his locker—A BLUE-HAIRED GIRL appears next to him.
Apollo jumps back.
APOLLO(surprised): Ah! Who are you?
BLUE-HAIRED GIRL(pointing at Apollo): You! Weirdo kid! You have something very dangerous on you right now. Hand it over.
APOLLO(tilts head to the side): I don't know what you're talking about. Just tell me, who are you?
BLUE-HAIRED GIRL stretches her arms while eyeing the teen.
BLUE-HAIRED GIRL(crosses her arms): I'm Aurora Amana. I'm an agent working for the AU Organization. What you have with you is an Astral Beast.
APOLLO: Astral Beast? What is that? (scratches his head) A video game character?
Aurora facepalms herself—she slides her hand down her face.
AURORA(exasperated): Don't be stupid. An Astral Beast is a creature that is from a different plane of existence. A different reality to put it short.
APOLLO(confused): Wait a second, different plane of existence? Like from outer space or something?
AURORA: Well... it's more alternate dimension kind of thing. Anyway I need to take that Astral Beast from you.
Pink flames slowly emerges from Aurora's body. She puts her hand out—the centipede-like Astral Beast appears before them. Apollo looks around to find the Astral Beast.
APOLLO(confused): Uh? Where is it?
AURORA(V.O): I'm not surprised. Non-Astral Users like him won't see the Astral Beast unlike mwah.
APOLLO: You liar. You made me think there's some alien or something.
Apollo walks past Aurora—Aurora glances at him.
AURORA: You know, if I didn't tell you about the Astral Beast. You'll end up hurt.
Apollo stops walking—turns his head to look at the girl.
APOLLO: How can I get hurt by something that never existed in the first place?
APOLLO walks away from Aurora.
EXT. DEDHAM GAS STATION - AFTERNOON
Apollo grabs a Pepsi and Doritos—places his snacks on the cashier's counter. The cashier punches buttons on the register.
Cashier: One dollar and twenty-five cents.
Apollo gives him cash and heads out the gas station. As he walks away, he looks up to see a blue blur zooms through the sky.
APOLLO: Eh? Wh—(shakes his head) no, it's just one of your hallucinations Apollo. Just sit down and enjoy your snacks.
Apollo sits on the ground—opens his bag of chips. Suddenly, a blue blur flies down at the center of the road—makes a giant dust cloud. Apollo drops his snacks.
APOLLO(cont'd): Woah! Huh?! What the fuck?!
The dust cloud clears and reveals the giant centipede-like Astral Beast. It roars so loud that other surrounding buildings' glass windows shatter.
APOLLO(cont'd): The Astral Beast! I thought it wa—
The Astral Beast spits out Aurora from its mouth—she's on the ground, her eyes are smeared in turquoise slime.
AURORA: Where are you?! So I can stop you!
The Astral Beast reels its head back as blue flames come out of its body. Apollo notices Aurora on the ground.
APOLLO(V.O): That weirdo girl! Looks like she's right about the Astral Beast. B-But how can I see it?
The Astral Beast lowers its head—Aurora looks back and forth.
APOLLO: Behind you!
Aurora quickly turns around—aims her hand at the beast, and blasts it with pink energy. The beast launches into a nearby convenience store—destroying it.
AURORA: Who said that?
AURORA tilts her head—she raises her eyebrows.
AURORA: It's you! The stupid kid from middle school. Get out of here! It's too dangerous!
APOLLO(concerned): You're blind, you need my help!
AURORA: Help? You couldn't even see it!
APOLLO(swings his arm): If that's the case, why did I help you out then?
The Astral Beast lifts its body out of the rumble and charges at the kids.
APOLLO: On your left!
Aurora focuses her energy into her index finger—shoots the beast, pushes it back far away.
AURORA: How can you see it?
APOLLO: I don't know!
The Astral Beast opens it mouth—blue energy starts to form inside. It leans its head forward as it shoots out an energy beam.
AURORA: A energy beam! From your left again!
In that instant, Aurora pushes Apollo to the side and the beam strikes her. A big dust cloud forms.
APOLLO(covers his mouth): No!
A pink beam shoots out of the dust cloud—strikes the Astral Beast, exploding it. Apollo looks at the explosion.
He shifts his sight to Aurora, who is still blind by the slime. He tried to wipe it off, but it didn't come off.
APOLLO(cont'd): It's not coming off.
AURORA: What do you mean, it's not coming off?!
Apollo just stares at her, while she bickers at him.
APOLLO(V.O): It was one day. A day that made my normal life into interesting adventure. I am Apollo Barack, here is my story on how I saved the world.
TITLE: ASTRAL HERO
(Hello readers! Sorry if this a bit chaotic to read, I decided to write this as a screenplay. Also like I said, this is my first time writing a screenplay. What do you think of the first episode? I'll improve my screenwriting abilities so you all can enjoy episode 2 of Astral Hero! Bye!)